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Definition of "tongue depressor" [tongue depressor]

  • A thin blade for pressing down the tongue during a medical examination of the mouth and throat; a spatula. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tongue depressor" in a sentence
  • "I will never, ever forget the gagging from the tube, like a tongue depressor at the back of the throat, only a million times worse."
  • "Did you stick a tongue depressor in the corpse’s mouth?”"
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